Holistic Dental Care
What is Holistic Dentistry?
Dr David Hefferon is a leading Holistic Dentist who graduated from Queen’s University Belfast in 1988. After working in Northern Ireland for over four years, David ran and worked in private dental clinics in Dusseldorf and Harley Street, London, before moving to work in Sydney, Australia. Over this time David has developed a special interest in Holistic Dentistry, Mercury-Free Dentistry, Orthopaedic Orthodontics, TMJ (Jaw) problems, Sports Dentistry, Physiological Regulating Medicine, Detoxification protocols (Pre and Post Mercury removal) and the connection between Oral Health and General Health. David also obtained a Diploma with Honours in Homotoxicology / Biological Regulatory Medicine and is the only Dentist in Ireland to be a Fellow of the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology. David has worked with Professional Athletes, Rugby and Football players to improve performance by optimising their occlusion (bite) and helping them recover from injury in a quicker time frame.
Is Holistic Dentistry right for me?
A note from Dr. David –‘As a Holistic Dentist I look at the connection between your oral health (the outer smile) and your overall health (your inner smile). If you suffer from Headaches, Migraines, ME/Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia, Sleep Apnoea or Snore, then the problem may lie in your mouth. You may have old leaking Mercury fillings, Gum disease or a bite out of balance, which I believe can cause low-grade chronic inflammation in your body and can affect your overall health. Safe mercury removal can sometimes be an aspect of my recommendations, but there are many other aspects of Holistic Dentistry that need to be taken into consideration. Your overall health and wellbeing is linked to your bite, jaw position, posture, breathing, gum disease, toxic exposure and past medical history.
A Holistic viewpoint also infers that the order of treatment is just as important as the precise treatment. A patient should be properly supported and advised before Mercury fillings are changed, or a bite guard or orthodontic appliance is fitted.
To provide my patients with the most comprehensive healthcare possible, I will often work in conjunction with other Holistically minded Practitioners such as Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Cranial Osteopaths, Osteopaths, Doctors, Naturopaths, and Nutritionalists.’
Get in touch
Dundrum Dental Surgery
12 Main Street
Tel: 01 2986029
We are situated on the Main Street of Dundrum Village, directly opposite Lidl, and situated between AIB and Carroll's opticians. Most of our patients find it most convenient to park in the Dundrum Village Centre Carpark directly opposite our practice.